Photography apps which recreate the retro feel of a Polaroid photo set a trend for mobile picture sharing in 2011. On Flickr, communities formed around ‘iPhonography' and InstaMeets became a worldwide phenomenon. The popularity for ‘hipstamatic’ effects also meant some of the biggest news stories of the year were seen through a phone lens using a variety of filters. We’ve taken a look through the Guardian archives and browsed through photos you’ve submitted to us on Flickr to find some of the best examples from 2011 - see them here.
To get involved: add your favourite 2011 phone photo with Hipstamatic effects to our Flickr group here.